FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Randy Pilon (517) 373-0464 Sept. 11, 2013
State Rep. Wayne Schmidt was joined by Major General Greg Vadnais, director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), on the House floor during a special ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“We must always remember and honor those who lost their lives on this tragic day twelve years ago,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “It is also important to honor the first responders who gave their lives on that day, and all of the ones that continue to protect us today. I’m very grateful for the incredible first responders we have in Grand Traverse County, who are so often the first contact for people in harm’s way, and the extraordinary work they do to keep us safe.”
The special ceremony also honored all Michigan military members and first responders who have lost their lives in the past year in the line of duty.